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Shell and Nissan : Together we’re electric!

The alliance between Shell and Nissan in Formula E is significant in that it brings together two leaders in the development of new mobility solutions. Both partners have a vision to improve the driving experience for EV drivers, helping to make them more attractive to motorists.

As one of the world’s largest energy suppliers, Shell has the unique ability to use its technology and marketing expertise to develop more and cleaner mobility solutions that will serve the growing number of EV customers both on and beyond the forecourt.

Race for the Future

Shell is increasingly charging electric vehicles at forecourts, homes and workplaces, while developing specialised lubricants or e-fluids that will make EVs more efficient.

On the track, the partnership will enable Shell and Nissan to explore opportunities to provide greater performance to the team in their ambition to win championships. As with Shell’s successful partnerships with manufacturers in other motorsport series, the partnership will enable a shared desire to deliver innovations from the racetrack to the road.

Through our Partnership with Nissan e.dams in Formula E, we are excited to be actively working with the team to analyse and showcase the benefits that a specifically designed EV transmission fluid plays within the team’s new Season 7 Formula E powertrain, carefully engineered to withstand the extreme conditions of Formula E competition. In line with Shell’s R&D strategy in motorsport, Shell will take its learnings from the racetrack to help optimise its road-going products.

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Sebastien Buemi tackles the Diriyah circuit

Season seven kicks off under lights in Diriyah

Diriyah in Saudi Arabia kicked off the new Formula E season in electrifying style, hosting the first ever night races across a two day double header.

Racing under lights, the iconic UNESCO world heritage site created an atmospheric spectacle, with 12 teams and 24 drivers tackling the challenging circuit. Nissan e.dams driver Oliver Rowland picked up 14 points across the two races.

Nissan look ahead to the European races

The all-electric racing heads onto Europe for the next three races

After the thrilling season start in Diriyah, the ABB Formula E World Championship returns to Europe. Rome, Valencia and then the iconic street and harbour circuit of Monaco will see the Gen2 racers tackle these circuits.

With eight races already confirmed, discover the season seven calendar and get the latest Formula news and calendar announcements

Discover Season Seven

The Power Within

Title: The Power Within: Episode 5 – A Cleaner Future

Duration: 1:36 minutes

Description:

A short introduction into the partnership between Shell and Nissan in Formula E.

The Power Within: Episode 5 – A Cleaner Future Transcript

[Background music plays]

Uplifting piano sounds play before we hear the roar of the Formula E car.

[Animated sequence]

A garage door opens to reveal Formula E driver Oliver Rowland. Cut to a close up of his feet as he walks into the dark car garage before we see footage of the Formula E car.

Oliver Rowland

My name is Oliver Rowland and I drive for Nissan e.dams in the global all-electric racing series, Formula E., meaning I get to sit behind the wheel of a machine energised by electricity.

[Animated sequence]

More fast-paced cuts of the Formula E car are interspersed with shots of Oliver Rowland as he walks further into the garage.

[Background music plays]

Uplifting music kicks in.

[Animated sequence]

The Formula E car is light up in a dark garage and we set various close ups of it as Oliver Rowland zips up his race suit ready for action.

Oliver Rowland

This electricity gives me 250kW of power – that’s 335 horsepower – and the ability to accelerate from 0-100km/h in under 3 seconds, reaching a top speed of 280km/h. And all that with just an average charging time of 45 minutes.

[Animated sequence]

More shots of the Formula E race car going around a race track.

[Text displays]

335 horsepower, 0-100km/h, 2.8seconds, 280km/h

Oliver Rowland

Coursing through this engine are Shell’s E-fluids designed specifically for the high-charged action of Formula E. But they also help me take my car’s performance to the next level, even at the highest of speeds.

[Animated sequence]

We see shots of wind farms and a Shell Recharge station.

Oliver Rowland

This is a new generation of racing, with technology and innovation at its heart. The world is changing, and Shell has the unique ability to use its technology and expertise to develop more and cleaner energy solutions that will help ensure mobility of tomorrow is a cleaner one.

Shell and Nissan - energised by electricity, from The Power Within.

[Animated sequence]

#ThePowerWithin appears on the screen before fading to the Shell pecten and the Nissan e.dams logo

We’re helping Nissan be energised by electricity - we are #ThePowerWithin

Both Shell and Nissan have a vision to improve the driving experience for all electric vehicle drivers, helping to make them more attractive to motorists. On the track, the partnership enables Shell and Nissan to explore opportunities to provide greater performance to the team, delivering innovations from the racetrack to the road.